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Dutch Arrest Girl Whose Tweet Threatened Airline

PERSONAL TECH | Tuesday Apr 15, 2014
Police in the Netherlands have arrested a 14-year-old girl on suspicion of threatening American Airlines in a tweet.

MoneyWatch :: Americans are Opening Their Wallets

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 15
As the long, hard winter fades, retail spending is perking up. Plus, Citigroup beats expectations and Amazon may enter smartphone business in today’s MoneyWatch report.

Netflix Customers Targeted in Phishing Scam

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 15
The Better Business Bureau is warning Netflix customers about a scam. Con artists claiming they work for the video streaming service are trying to get money and private information from unsuspecting victims. Jericka Duncan reports.

Netflix’s Comcast Deal Improves Quality of Video

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Liedtke | Apr 15
Netflix’s videos are streaming through Comcast’s Internet service at their highest speeds in 17 months, thanks to tolls Netflix pays Comcast for a more direct connection to its network.

Google Buys Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 14
Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems.

Pre-Loaded Gay Porn in Super Store DVD Player Has British Mum ’Frozen’ with Anger

PERSONAL TECH | By EDGE | Apr 11
A DVD player bought at a British supermarket that apparently came pre-loaded with gay porn has a mother of twin girls frozen with anger and she won’t let it go.

Financier Carl Icahn poses for photos upon arriving for the 32nd annual New York City Police Foundation Gala in New York.

EBay, Icahn Settle Proxy Fight

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 11
Ebay and billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn have settled their proxy fight ahead of the company’s annual meeting.

Marc Olefs, left, and Andrea Fischer, researchers from the Innsbruck University check a field covered with white polyethylene against the backdrop of majestic jagged peaks at Eisgrat (Ice Spine) skiing station on Stubai glacier near the village of Neustift im Stubaital in the alpine Austrian province of Tyrol.

Artificial Cooling Tricky Topic for Climate Panel

PERSONAL TECH | By Karl Ritter | Apr 11
It’s Plan B in the fight against climate change: cooling the planet by sucking heat-trapping CO2 from the air or reflecting sunlight back into space.

Boston Bombing Survivors Now Newlyweds

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 10
Rebekah and Pete DiMartino were both badly injured in last year’s Boston Marathon bombings. But they’ve just celebrated their dream wedding, courtesy of TheKnot.com.

MoneyWatch :: Massive Online Data Breach Discovered

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 10
Internet should change their passwords due to newly discovered "Heartbleed" security flaw. Plus Twitter’s new look and Harley’s new bike on today’s MoneyWatch headlines report.

Heartbleed Bug Causes Major Security Headache

PERSONAL TECH | By Anick Jesdanun, Michael Liedtke | Apr 10
A confounding computer bug called "Heartbleed" is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they should change their passwords to prevent theft.